Met confirms Tosca upheavalNews
The Metropolitan Opera, which never tells the whole truth if it can get away with half, confirmed overnight that the Russian bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin has been replaced as Scarpia in Tosca by George Gagnidze .
The show opens on Thursday.
The Met says ‘Nikitin will not be appearing … due to illness.’
Cast sources say otherwise.
Nikitin will start rehearsals in Paris shortly for next month’s Mussorgsky Khovanschina.